On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1888

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Arizona

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor (The Black Cat, Bell for Adano, Big Store), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70